McGregor plans to reopen Ala. casino

Dec 5, 2012 10:58 AM

Alabama’s attorney general issued a strong warning Tuesday after what was once was Alabama’s largest casino announced plans to reopen soon.

VictoryLand casino owner Milton McGregor plans to reopen his casino in Shorter by the end of the year, but it’s not yet clear how large the operation will be, said Joe Espy, McGregor’s attorney.

Espy said VictoryLand would use different machines than before because some machine manufacturers have an agreement with state Attorney General Luther Strange not to put their machines in the state.

VictoryLand, 15 miles east of Montgomery, was once the state’s largest casino with more than 6,000 machines. McGregor closed the casino in August 2010 during a state crackdown on gambling. McGregor called his machines legal electronic bingo, but some state officials labeled them illegal slot machines.

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